Characterization of a putative pathogenicity island from bovine Staphylococcus aureus encoding multiple superantigens.

@article{Fitzgerald2001CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a putative pathogenicity island from bovine Staphylococcus aureus encoding multiple superantigens.},
  author={Jacqueline Fitzgerald and Steven R. Monday and T. J. Foster and Gregory A. Bohach and Patrick J. Hartigan and William J. Meaney and Cyril J. Smyth},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2001},
  volume={183 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
Previous studies have demonstrated that a proportion of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from bovine mastitis coproduce toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST) and staphylococcal enterotoxin C (SEC). In this study, molecular genetic analysis of one such strain, RF122, revealed the presence of a 15,891-bp putative pathogenicity island (SaPIbov) encoding the genes for TSST (tst), the SEC bovine variant (sec-bovine), and a gene (sel) which encodes an enterotoxin-like protein. The island contains 21 open… CONTINUE READING